Awards & HonorsDiscover MIAD students, faculty, staff and alumni being recognized for their innovation, creativity, success and positive contributions to the world around us.
Students volunteered to participate in a t-shirt design competition by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. Lauren Kiser '19 (Communication Design) won first place for her "The future is brighter when you can see it" design. Kati Treu '19 (Illustration) won second place for...
Two New Studio Practice: Fine Arts juniors, Teena Wilder and Nick Drain, have been accepted to the prestigious Yale Norfolk Summer Program. They are only two of 26 artists to be accepted worldwide.
Lindsey Yeager '21 (Illustration, New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) has received a full scholarship to study at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO this summer.
“The Alligator Hunter,” a short film by Kyle James ’15 and Mallori Taylor ’15 (and Michael Bourne) was accepted into the Anima Syros Film Festival in Greece, and the London Short Film Festival. At the latter, their film took home the “Audience Favorite” prize.
The Designship logo received a merit award in the logo design category of the 2018 Adworkers Milwaukee 99 Show.
Designship is a MIAD apprenticeship/training program for MIAD design graduates in Southeastern Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee 99 Show is the annual awards show for the SE Wisconsin advertising community, presented by the United Adworkers.
Ariana Vaeth ’17 (Integrated Studio Arts) is one of three recipients of a new $15,000 fellowship (and studio space) from the Fellowship.art program. There were 140 applicants. More information.
Three MIAD Industrial Design seniors are the winners of the 2018 Design Competition of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM).
• Miyu Takisawa, 1st place, $2,000 prize
• Laurel McKernan, 2nd place, $1,000 prize
• Trever Krueger, 3rd place, $500 prize
Miyu, Laurel and Trever entered this competition during their Materials & Manufacturing 3 course.
Alayna Lemmer Danner ’08 (Illustration) chosen as Featured Artist at GenCon 2018. According to the GenCon website, GenCon is “the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America.” Alayna is employed as a freelance illustrator and concept artist.
MIAD Board of Trustees member Madeleine Lubar has been named a 2018 Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal.
Emily Siira ’17 (Industrial Design) who is currently employed at GE Healthcare, won second place in the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition for a design she created while at student at MIAD. The Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition “recognizes extraordinary designs for products and spaces that make life easier for everyone, including older or disabled individuals.” Emily’s design, the Cinch Hamper, has wheels and a lifting system within the bin, and “employs mechanical advantage to do the lifting and transport of clothing for the user while also providing a simplified system for clothes hanging.”